A review by Sana Banana
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast

emotional funny reflective fast-paced

4.0

Roz Chast manages to accomplish the difficult task of making this memoir simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking. A worthwhile and important read that I devoured quickly, this illustrated memoir delves into something I never really see: dealing with old age and death not only emotionally, but physcially (through self care, home maintenance, leisure activities, shopping for necessities and physical changes and health) and financially (insurance, living situations, aged care, living aids equipment and availability of these resources).  The world truly becomes impossible to deal with and live in as we age and so we must be willing to talk about death and it's inevitability, even if it is not pleasant at all.

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